Fantastic Beasts: New photos of Eddie Redmayne as New Scamander in Harry Potter spin-off released

The story follows Redmayne’s eccentric magizoologist  as he travels to America

Jack Shepherd
Wednesday 18 November 2015 14:25
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Eddie Redmayne in Fantastic Beasts
Eddie Redmayne in Fantastic Beasts

Excitement for Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is growing by the minute, with these latest shots of Eddie Redmayne as New Scamander sure to light up your muggle eyes.

Many of the photos were featured in Entertainment Weekly a few weeks back, but now Warner Bros have officially released these huge, shiny versions for you to put as your desktop background.

According to previous reports, the upcoming film will focus on Redmayne’s eccentric magizoologist as he travels to America, an apparently wiz-phobic country that homes numerous magical beings.

Shooting is already underway but fans can expect to wait a little while yet for the first trailer.

Rowling recently hinted that Newt will meet pupils who were educated at an American Hogwarts, but stopped short of revealing its exact name. The most interesting part is that apparently “indigenous magic was important in the founding of the school”.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first of at least three films, arrives in UK cinemas on 18 November 2016.

In the meantime, Harry Potter fans can get there next fix of magic in the form of theatre production Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, tickets for which are available now.

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